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Hamann F10 5-series Program Revealed

07/18/2010 at 7:55 PM
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Hamann has released its F10 5-series parts lineup. The Hamann F10 program includes front lip, sideskirts, rear apron, trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, LED lighting, lowering springs, exhaust systems, and a carbon fiber interior kit. Full photo set inside.

N54 IN-DASH Boost Gauge

07/17/2010 at 4:00 PM
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The current crop of BMW turbo cars do not come with boost gauges. Available solutions have ranged from A-pillar gauges to vent displays. There’s now an in-dash solution which turns the factory fuel gauge into a boost gauge. Check out the sleek implementation inside.

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Have an F10 (or any BMW) on order or plan to soon? If you’re like most of us, you’ll be tracking its status and location compulsively. Be sure to reference our Order Tracking Guide from beginning to end. Congrats on your future deliveries!

BMW X6 Coupe conversion by ArmorTech

07/14/2010 at 12:30 PM
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Ever wish that the coupe-shaped X6 was an actual coupe? Well, that can now come true. The Russian tuner ArmorTech has now been able to convert the X6 from a 4-door SAV to a 2-door SAV coupe.

They were able to accomplish this by pushing the B-pillar backwards, adding 250mm (9.8 inch) longer front doors, and moving the rear window forward 200mm (7.9 inches). As part of the conversion, the company also installed modified front seats which tilt … CONTINUED

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After its public unveiling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year, the Alpina B5 has now been officially released with a press release and a few wallpapers to accompany the amateur photos taken at the show.

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We have reported a few times before on Paul Walker’s supercharged M3 and his love of racing – no, not a quarter mile at a time =) But this is the first good clip which demonstrates his substantial racing skills. Seen here is a race between him and a 650hp Mini CooperS.

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A lucky customer attending Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend had a chance to test drive the F10 B5 Bi-Turbo around a track. Check out the walkaround and some of the furious acceleration from this 500+hp / 700tq monster F10. You can actually hear the rear passenger exclaim in delight during acceleration.

G-Power BMW M3 GT2 S First Drive

07/06/2010 at 12:05 PM
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InsideLine has gotten some wheel time behind the drool-icious G-Power M3 GT2 S and has put up not only a comprehensive first drive report but a nice photo gallery to go along with it. Here are some excerpts but make sure to follow the jump at the bottom.

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We manage a furtive glance at the speedo as the entrance to the old N

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Do BMW tuner modifications actually enhance performance, make no difference, or maybe even decrease performance? Turns out that some modifications actually do help with track times. Check out which ones in this lap time comparison.

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Autocar has had an opportunity to test drive the just unveiled F10 Alpina B5 and comes away calling it Jaw-droppingly fast

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The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, where VF Engineering provided an entire fleet of supercharged sports cars, including a 620hp supercharged widebody M3. See what Matt Farah is able to do with 30% more power out on the track.

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MWDesign has unveiled their project E89 Z4, dubbed the “Slingshot”. This beautifully customized Z4 not only features power upgrades good for 400hp/400tq, but also a full compliment of handling and cosmetic upgrades – full list inside. Make sure to check out the major eye candy!

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We previously reported on Paul Walker’s participation in the Redline Time Attack series with an M3, which has now been supercharged by Gintani. Check out this video of Paul Walker’s Redline Time Attack M3 being shaken down by G-Stig at Big Willow. Warning: the digestion of a Corvette and Porsche may be too graphic for some viewers.

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As many of you know, and has Alpina has teased last week, the new B5 is to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week (July 1-4), and here are the first photos of the car from the ground! We hope to see more pictures of the car in its full wallpaper glory, but for now enjoy

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The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.

Lacster’s modified F10 535i teaser

06/25/2010 at 12:00 PM
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We knew it wouldn’t take long for 5POST members to begin customizing their F10 5-series… and so it begins! Here are teaser shots of Lacster’s F10 with new wheels, lowering springs, grills, painted reflectors and vinyl trim. A proper photoshoot will take place Saturday, so stay tuned for more photos of this great looking F10.

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One of the largest aftermarket suspension manufacturers in the world, Eibach, has developed a new set of suspension offerings for the new F10 BMW 5-Series.

Those familiar with Eibach will not be surprised to hear that they have developed a set of Pro-Kit springs and Pro-Spacer wheel spacers. This is a great start for 5-series enthusiasts looking to lower their cars for a sportier look and to simultaneously improve handling and dynamics of the car.

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BMW F10 5-Series meets Mr. Hartge

06/22/2010 at 10:00 AM
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It seems the big tuner hauses in Germany have been increasingly in a rush to get their work on the newest BMWs out into the wild. The pattern for the last year or two has been that the tried and true wheels from each of these companies first appears on the car and is paraded around the internet while the company continues its work on the interior/engine and exterior styling parts, which would be revealed at a later date. And so, here is Hartge … CONTINUED